Remove Safe Searching Search Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Safe Searching Search. This Safe Searching Search removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Safe Searching Search is anything but safe. The truth is that this program is classified as a browser hijacker. Have you dealt with a hijacker before? If yes, you know exactly how annoying, meddlesome and dangerous it is. If you haven`t, prepare yourself for trouble. This parasite will bring nothing but headaches and unpleasantries to you and your system. That’s why the best thing you can do is to remove it as soon as possible.

Once you notice the hijacker on board, start looking for its hiding place and remove it upon discovery. The sooner it is gone from your machine, the better. If you leave it to operate freely, sooner or later it will go out of control and then its removal will be a much harder job. Do not wait long enough for the pest to get out of hand. Act now! Do not forget that you are dealing with an infection and no infection deserves a place on your PC. Do the right thing. Locate the intruder and get rid of it ASAP. Don’t waste time in debates. Delays lead to regrets.

Once the hijacker has entered, problems start pouring. It immediately changes your previous homepage and search engine with its own malicious domain and no matter what you do, you cannot undo these changes. The hijacker doesn’t need your permission to make modifications. It does whatever it wants. It does something else, though. Whenever you go online, you get interrupted. The pest bombards with you numerous shady commercials on daily basis. It also redirects you to tons of suspicious pages. Surfing the web is not what it used to be. You cannot make a single online move without being interrupted by the hijacker. The infection effectively ruins your browsing experience and makes you avoid your own machine. Yet, there is more.

Remove Safe Searching Search
The Safe Searching Search Virus

The demolished online activities aside, the hijacker also jeopardizes your privacy. From the moment it enters, the pest starts spying on you and monitoring everything you do. It knows which pages you visit, what pages you like, your pre-infection browser history, etc. In other words, Safe Searching Search studies you to find what you like and then uses this information to display ads which will spark your interest. Then, if you click on these ads, the crooks behind the hijacker get paid. This is called the pay per click mechanism.

The hackers are using you to earn money. You are their sponsor. The bigger problem is that while helping them earn profits, you are exposing yourself to danger. Nothing the hijacker displays is safe. With this pest on board, the chance of landing on a dangerous page is far more likely. From there, other infections are only a single click away. Do not let this pest use you like this and do not let it infect your PC with more threats. Use our removal guide below and delete it on the spot. Do it before it is too late!

How did you get stuck with Safe Searching Search? It didn’t appear out of the blue. It was installed… By you. Do you remember giving this parasite permission to enter? Of course, not! Because it didn’t ask openly. It tricked you. It was probably attached to another program on the web and when you installed this program Safe Searching Search sneaked in as well. This is called the bundling method. However, it is only successful because users don’t pay attention when installing apps. They rush the process and hope for the best. Do not make that mistake twice. Always read carefully what you agree to. Never skip the fine print. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately. If you are vigilant, hackers will find it much harder to trick you.

Safe Searching Search Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Safe Searching Search from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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